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Hi I'm Darcy

I'm a college student, in training to be a math teacher. I'm an aspiring sci-fi and fantasy novelist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have interests all over the place, from math and problem solving, to science and learning how things work, to creative writing and drawing. I like anime, and I do a lot of stuff with that. Writing fanfiction, drawing fanart, making music videos, and making cosplay outfits, just to name a few. I also like bike riding when I can, and several other physical activities, including volleyball and archery. I'm always willing to try new things! I'm a single student at Brigham Young University Idaho, though right now I'm home with my family. I'm studying Math Education as a major, with an English Education minor. Writing is one of my biggest passions, and I like to think I'm good at it. Secretly, I hope to be a well-known author someday, but for now I'm happy just writing my Sci-Fi and Fantasy novels in my spare time. I'm good at mathematics like Calculus and Trig. I like to focus on high-school level math, but really, as long as I can understand it, I enjoy it. On the darker side of me, I have several medical and mental issues. I have both Depression and an Anxiety disorder that causes me to have occasional panic attacks for no reason, and I tend to shut down completely when this happens. Adding to my frustrations, I have a sleeping disorder that doctors are still trying to identify. Playing with different medications for all of this is pretty much my life at the moment. But, my faith in Christ has been my steadying rock through the years. I hate character limits for these things.

Why I am a Mormon

 I was born into the LDS church, so I grew up with its teachings. More than that, though, I have developed a very strong testimony of the truth of those teachings. I have seen evidence of God’s love in my life and in the lives of others, to the extent that I cannot deny them, and I have received personal revelation that has helped guide my choices. As someone who has a hard time making decisions, since I spend a long time debating pros and cons with myself, being able to confirm my choices with someone who knows the path that I should be on and is willing to help me make it is a priceless gift in my life. Not to mention all the other wonderful and wondrous things that this gospel brings me. The real question is, why wouldn’t I be Mormon?

How I live my faith

 How don't I live my faith? I think that every aspect of my life is touched by my faith in Jesus Christ, from the way I talk, to what I wear every day, to what I'm ultimately planning to do with my life. More specifically to my participation in the community and in church, though, I attend church every Sunday for a three hour block. When I was in high school, I went to early morning Seminary before classes though I wasn't always good about not sleeping through them, I'll admit. I have held a couple of responsibilities in church, such as president and secretary of my youth class. Right at the moment, though, I don't actually have a calling other than visiting teaching going to chat with other women in the ward about the gospel, how they're doing, etc..

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Darcy
In court, a "testimony" is a statement made by a witness, telling about their first-hand account of the case in point. In church, a testimony is much the same thing it's a statement that we have a first-hand, personal knowledge of the gospel and/or of specific principles in the gospel. When I say I have a testimony of Jesus Christ, it means that I know for a fact, through my own experiences, that Jesus Christ is my Savior, the Son of God, and my elder brother who loves me. Show more Show less